FAQs: Library Cards

Do you live, own property, work, or attend school in Saline County? If so, you can get a Saline County Library card!

Come by and bring us a photo ID with a current address, or a photo ID plus proof of your current address. If you do not live or own property in Saline County, make sure to bring a pay stub showing you work here, or a document that shows you attend school school here. If you only want to use online resources, you can fill out this application.

A child (age 5 and up) may get a children’s library card with their parent or guardian. The parent or guardian is responsible for the account and is able to gain access to information about the account. Once a child is able to obtain a government-issued photo ID and parental permission, they may have their own adult card, and no one other than the child may have access to this card. 

Anyone over the age of 16 does not have to have parental permission to obtain an adult library card.

We value your privacy. No one other than you has the right to use your library card.

At the time of registration, 5 items can be checked out. When those items are returned, you get full borrowing privileges.

Your library card will be good for 2 years. After that, just come by and renew it. It's free!

If you move, bring us your new ID or proof of new address to keep your account current.

Lost or misplaced cards need to be reported and replaced immediately to prevent someone from using the card. It costs $2 to replace a lost card.

Have you entered your library card number and PIN correctly?

  • Your library card number is located on the back of your library card. It is a 14 digit number beginning with either "247" or "147."
  • Your PIN is the last four digits of the telephone number you provided us.

If you've entered the library card and pin correctly, but it still doesn't work, there may be another problem with your account:

  1. Your library account may be expired. Accounts expire every 2 years. If this is the case, you will need to come by one of our locations and update your contact information. You can renew over the phone, but you will only have access to our eLibrary materials.
  2. You may owe a fine over $5.00. Call us to verify. 


If you've confirmed that you're entering your library card and PIN correctly, call (501) 778-4766 or fill out the "How Can We Help You" form at the bottom of the site.

If you live, own property, work or attend school in Saline County, you are eligible to apply for a regular Saline County Library Card. If you do not, here are the other types of cards that we offer:

Reciprocal Cards:

Citizens of Garland, Grant and Hot Spring County can apply for a Saline County Library card because of a special reciprocal agreement by the three library boards. 

Non-resident Cards:

A non-resident is a person who does not live or own property in Saline County or a reciprocal county. You must present a photo ID and pay an annual fee of $10.00 to obtain a non-resident library card. 

Gateway Cards:

To apply for a Gateway card, you must be a patron “in good standing,” meaning that you must have had a card at the Saline County Library and have no long overdue materials. No one can have a Gateway card unless they are 14 years of age or older.

There is a $10.00 charge for replacement of a lost Gateway card. It will need to be reissued by your home library. Gateway cards expire 1 year after issuance.

See the  Gateway Brochure for more information.

Saline County Property Owners:

If you live out of the county but own property in Saline County, you may obtain a resident card free of charge. Bring your photo ID and one of the following that includes your name and the address of the property: tax collector receipt, tax statement or mortgage papers.

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Library Cards

A limited use eLibrary card is available for free to Saline County residents (as well as other areas we have reciprocal borrowing agreements with). It is also available to out-of-county residents for $10.00 per year. 

This account will only give you access to online resources through this website, including our eLibrary. It does not give the user access to physical material or computer lab use. Registration is effective for 2 years and may be updated over the phone. 

To obtain an eLibrary card, fill out this application. You will be mailed a card and PIN. If you are required to pay $10.00, we must receive your payment first. 

You will be required to provide us with a scanned copy of a government issued ID. This will need to be included with the eLibrary card application. If you need assistance with this application process, please contact us at (501) 778-4766.

If you need assistance with your library card or PIN, please call (501) 778-4766. 

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Click “Forgot your password or pin number” from the MY ACCOUNT page.

If you are just visiting Saline County, you can still use one of our library computers without a library card. Simply bring your driver's license to a help desk and we will give you a complimentary guest pass to use a computer.

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Children Library Cards

A child (ages 5 and up) may acquire a children’s library card with their parent or guardian being the primary owner of the card. Therefore the parent or guardian is responsible for the account and able to gain access to information about the account. Once a child is able to obtain a government issued photo ID and parental permission, they may have their own adult card; no one other than the child may have access to this card.

Anyone over the age of 16 does not have to have parental permission to obtain an adult library card.

If a parent or guardian would like to add an additional adult to the account they may do so, but only with written consent.

Cards expire every 2 years. To renew your card, bring a government-issued ID and any updated contact information. If you would like to renew your card over the phone, we can update it as an eLibrary card only.